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as they face losing their homes and their futures. yet never losing themselves. diane windemuller is the kind of do it all mom you often meet in the affluent suburbs of boulder, colorado. >> we're going to get some groceries. pasta, rice, cereal, a gallon of milk possibly, and eggs. >> she's an ambitious human resource executive with a masters degree, a husband, three kids, and a comfortable home. so what is diane doing here? >> you're entitled to the government commodities today. could you use rice crispies? >> yes. >> at a food pantry. >> i never imagined we would be in this kind of predicament and for this long. it's so scary there's so many unknowns. >> the windemullers didn't see it coming. three years ago when they moved from michigan to the boulder suburbs. >> i felt that it was kind of like going to mecca because the economy was apparently better over here and the jobs were plentiful. >> their new life began well, indeed. jon an avid runner found work as a business consultant with an athletic company. diane found an executive position in human resources. together they were earning abo
, diane isn't ready to compromise yet. she still wants that executive title and the security it will bring. these days her mental break from the pressure is her monthly volunteer session at her church's soup kitchen. >> even in my difficult circumstance, i still have the ability to help other people, so i should do that. and i can. it gives me energy. it gives me hope. and i need lots of hope right now. >> for claim and payment status, press two. >> but suddenly a new crisis is brewing. >> the balance remaining on your claim is zero dollars. thank you for calling the colorado unemployment insurance offices. good-bye. >> diane's unemployment benefits have seemed to run out a month before expected. she calls the case manager. >> she says well, you've run out hun. she called me sweetie and was chomping on gum. she said you should have paid better attention to things. >> there's just one month left on the family's rental assistance. >> are you guys willing to consider an additional month or is that a no? >> i can't promise. more things are either going to have to be cut back or find other ways
? >> reporter: good evening, diane. yes, that performance by the president that one former democratic party chairman referred to as lethargic, disinterested and passive, was the talk of the campaign today. campaign aides say they don't have any explanation as to why the president was the way he was, other than a general inclination to play it safe, but however cold his performance may have left even some supporters last night, today, the president came out with some fire. before a crowd of 12,000 in denver, the president tried to turn his opponent's polished debate performance into proof of his phoniness. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: but in the audience, many of the president's supporters expressed bewilderment at his passive performance last night. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i didn't understand the strategy. i thought, you know, i wondered what was go
now. >> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. >> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. thank you for watching this special edition of nbc bay area news. we are on early because of the notre dame football game coming up. it was a beautiful day to be out and about in san francisco, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the city for a little bit of music, some baseball, and activities. we have crews throughout the city. let's begin with monti francis. he is along the waterfront. hello, monti. >> reporter: good afternoon, the blue angels took to the sky just about 15 minutes ago. for many spectators, this is what they came to see. in fact, many of these folks staked out their spots this morning. we started with the parade of ships as vessels from the u.s. navy and u.s. coast guard came under the golden gate bridge and into the bay. that was followed by the air show at 12:30, including some impressive of air ak crow bat icks. spectators were also wowed by a b-2 stealth bomber. the weather cooperated beautifully, viewing was clear as can be and not al at all hindered by the fog a
to see you in person, diane. not only were the jobs numbers a welcome sign for the americans lucky enough to get those jobs, they were very welcome by the president today, fighting to keep his job. and after that debate performance this week, tonight, that spring in his step is back. bounding up to the podium, the new jobs numbers were more than just a economic jolt, they were a political one. today, the president in the battleground of virginia. >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> reporter: hours later, in the battleground of ohio. >> it's a reminder that this country's come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: today, after nearly four years of unemployment above 8%, what economists called a sharp drop. down to that 7.8%, a psychological benchmark, broken. and a boost for the president, just days after his disappointing debate performance against a challenger who came ready. >> but you've been president four years. you've been president four years. >> reporter: for months now, central to mitt romney's stump spe
for the equator. i am here with diane macedo. and she is so smart that dictionaries use her to look up big words. it is liz mcdonald, fox business network's stocks editor. and in romania he is considered a stick. it is bill schulz. and if comedic genius was a fog horn, sailors would blow him during bad weather. the comedian, tom shallou. >> a block, the lede, that's the first story. >> yes, it is. well, one was on his game and the other was lame. round one went to the more mon. in wednesday night's debate, mitt aggressively attacked the economy, the health care and the deficit while obama looked like a board employee at best buy. romstein pumped himself up with a game of jenga and continued to rattle his opponent with lines like these. >> you put $90 billion like 50 years worth of breaks into solar wind and cylindra. i have a friend who says you don't just pick the winners and the losers. you pick the losers. mr. president, you are on your own plane and not your own facts. >> pining for yogurt by dannon. romney staired his opponent down and obama just stared down and stared down some more. he is
." and diane swonk, chief economist at mesirow financial. diane, start with you, was this big drop in the unemployment number a surprise or what's going on? >> well, certainly it was a surprise. we can see allots of volatility in this number from a month-to-month basis. we saw the big increase in employment. we saw big decrease in unemployment. but over time both this report and the other reports that's the payroll survey tend to converge. and i think that's important to remember. it's also important to remember that in general a 2/10 movement or 3/10 movement in unemployment rate actually isn't statistically significant. i know it makes the headlines but 7.8% is not all that different from 8% or 7.6% on a statistical basis. so i think that's also important to remember in this day, it is highly volatile with a wide range on what is really significant. >> brown: of course it makes for a big headline in a political campaign but before we head to the politics fill in a little bit more about these two surveys because it is very con sues-- confusing, the household and business survey. >
, start us off. >> reporter: diane, good evening from the debate hall here at the university of denver. you can see the stage behind me. everything planned right down to the minute tonight. president obama will enter from the right. the governor from massachusetts, governor romney entering from the left. but to give you an idea of the intimate setting here, about 1,000 people inside this debate hall when it starts. look behind the cameras tonight. we're inside a hockey arena that normally seats 8,000, but they've created this intimate setting as tens of millions watch from their living rooms tonight. when president obama and mitt romney walk onto that stage tonight, it will be the first time they've met face-to-face in four years. last time, during the presidential race in 2008, during those back-to-back democratic and republican presidential debates during the primaries, when candidates from both sides were called onto the stage, it was then senator obama and governor romney, huddled talking. they have spoken by telephone. the president congratulated romney when he clinched the republ
>>> nbc bay area news starts now. >> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. federal agents are stepping into investigate a fire in vallejo that they say could be a case of domestic terrorism. the fire burned the law offices of the mayor of vallejo, and a investigators are trying to figure out who might want to target the mayor and why. nbc bay area's monte francis has the latest on the investigation for us from vallejo. monte? >> reporter: well, diane, good evening. you can see behind me that the building has been all boarded up. the building is considered a total loss, although some of the contents were salvaged. agents from the fbi and the atf are expected to join this investigation some time tomorrow. when vallejo mayor osby davis saw the magnitude of the damage to the law office he shares with michael thompson, the mayor couldn't help but shed a few tears. davis later told the vallejo times herald to say he is upset would be an understatement. the fire was reported at about 1:30 saturday morning at the small office building on tuolumne street across from the solano superior court. i
. >> reporter: diane, good evening to you. let me just show you how close we're talking. that mountain right over my shoulder, that is the other side of the border. that is mexico. this area has earned the nickname cocaine alley. it's considered to be one of the most popular places for illegal entries all along the border. today for the agents at this station, this is a place of mourning. it is remote, dangerous, and deadly. and it was here, early this morning on this dusty stretch of land where arizona meets mexico that three border patrol agents were fired on. one made it out safely. another was shot twice and expected to recover. the third agent, 30-year-old nicholas ivy, was shot dead. >> we suspect this is probably some type of narcotics trafficking event that these agents encountered. but at this time, that would be speculative. >> reporter: it was just before 2:00 in the morning when something triggered one of the many motion sensors on the border. this is how this advanced technology works. sensors buried below ground automatically alert the nearest border patrol office. there's one
tradition here in san francisco. it was started by mayor diane finestien and it is the third year that it is used not just to celebrate the men and women in the military services but also to bring together leaders from around the bay area and the federal agencies with the state agencies and the local agencies so that in the event of a disaster, situation, or an imagine situation, we have met each other and compared notes and we have a working relationship, and that was a vision embraced or created by general michael myatt a retired general who heads our fleet week committee and he calls that the senior leaders seminar which is something that new york is trying to replicate and so it is growing in its popularity. the focus is humanitarian relief and it will be at peer, 3032, and so behalf of pier or less than half will go to support fleet week and the other portion will be for the team basis for the america's cup rigatta. and this year at pier 3032, we will welcome the uss macon island. she has been here a couple of times before, but she is bound to be a very popular ship. on satur
. barbara morrissette, thank you for joining us. brenda barnes, thank you very much. diane easterwood from kaiser, thank you for stepping up and helping. kevin carroll, thank you for stepping up and being with us. niki callahan, -- mickey callahan, they keep for your help and stepping up. ontario from pg&e, thank you. rebecca miller, thank you very much for being here. [applause] rudy bagsby, thank you for stepping up and being part of this. sylvia kwan, thank you very much. ted eagan, thank you very much for stepping up on this workforce. tiffany, thank you very much. keep us focused on central market, too. tom from riverbed technology, thank you. trent, thank you very much for all of your great work. jimena from bank of america, thank you very much for stepping up. [applause] finally, the largest body we have today, but one of the most important ones, one that today we have shared appointments with the board of supervisors is our youth commission. [applause] yes. i assure you that people from this body, as well as all the other bodies, will one day see somebody standing in my place or in
he now says about his wife, maria. >>> good evening. diane is off this friday night. and we begin here with new fallout after that abc news investigation this week. brian ross and his team uncovering widespread theft by tsa officers, working airport security. some of them, stealing your property as it goes through those scanners. last night here, you saw brian track down one stolen ipad to an agent's home, confronting him right there. tonight, congress taking notice, some calling it the last straw. and in just 24 hours, we've heard from thousands of viewers, sending us messages on facebook and online, outraged. some saying it's happening to them. here are just a couple of their voices. >> i think, for sure, that the tsa employees have been involved in removing personal items from my bag. >> took my shoes off, went through the machine, bent over, put my shoes on, turn around, grab my cash, wallet and cell phone was missing. >> and so, we turn once again to our chief investigative correspondent brian ross, and, today, brian, you got capitol hill's attention. >> reporter: indeed, dav
foot. now "inside edition" in high definition with deborah norville. >> diane: hello and thank you for joining us. i'm diane mcinerney in today for deborah norville. in his most revealing interview ever, arnold schwarzenegger comes clean about cheating on maria shriver and fathering a child with their maid. around tells "60 minutes" that it is the stupidest thing he has ever done. >> so you lied to her. >> you can say that. >> arnold schwarzenegger does a jaw-droppingly candid interview about how badly he treated his wife maria shriver with his affair with the maid. the love child he fathered turns 15 on tuesday. this photo of him was taken this week. and he's going to be well built like his father. he already towers over his mom. "60 minutes" leslie stahl asked the tough questions and schwarzenegger faced them head- on. >> she gave up her television career for you. was this just the most unbelievable act of betrayal to maria? >> i think it was the stupidest thini've done in the whole relationship. it was terrible. i -- inflicted tremendous pain on maria and unbelievable pain on th
wieghart, national political correspondent for scripps- howard news service, diane sawyer, correspondent for the cbs program "60 minutes,'' and fred barnes, national political correspondent for the baltimore sun. barbara walters of abc news, who is appearing in her fourth presidential debate, is our moderator. barbara. >> thank you, dorothy. a few words as we begin tonight's debate about the format. the position of the candidates -- that is, who answers questions first and who gives the last statement -- was determined by a toss of a coin between the two candidates. mr. mondale won, and that means that he chose to give the final closing statement. it means, too, that the president will answer the first question first. i hope that's clear. if it isn't, it will become clear as the debate goes on. further, the candidates will be addressed as they each wanted and will, therefore, be called "mr. president'' and "mr. mondale.'' since there will also be a second debate between the two presidential candidates, tonight will focus primarily on the economy and other domestic issues. the debate, its
and diane. and we'll start with jim wieghart. >> mr. president, the economic recovery is real, but uneven. the census bureau, just a month ago, reported that there are more people living under poverty now, a million more people living under it, than when you took office. there have been a number of studies, including studies by the urban institute and other nonpolitical organizations, that say that the impact of the tax and budget cuts and your economic policies have impacted severely on certain classes of americans -- working mothers, head of households, minority groups, elderly poor. in fact, they're saying the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer under your policies. what relief can you offer to the working poor, to the minorities, and to the women head of households who have borne the brunt of these economic programs? what can you offer them in the future, in your next term? >> well, some of those facts and figures just don't stand up. yes, there has been an increase in poverty, but it is a lower rate of increase than it was in the preceding years before we got here
contest is a bad testament. two pompoms on a bad picture. >> by the way, her name is diane. >> you know what she said to me? diane is dead to me. >> i say it to diane. how about that? >> all righty. now, there are rules. >> okay. now you know what it feels like. >> i think it's funny, because there's no reality to it. >> one time -- i've got to tell you, one time i went for a haircut and my hair was frizzy, at that point i didn't do any products, no flat iron no keratin, relaxer, nothing. we're going to splurge, get a good haircut. he was like, it's so damaged. i'm like, it's not damaged. this is how it is. he cut it so short because he thought he was getting off the damage. >> the dead stuff. >> that was actually a grown out version. okay. i'm just saying that crop cut, i remember crying. >> you want to cry. >> it was awful. >> start doing the math, how long before it grows out. >> you realize in two years you'll like yourself again. >> when mine grows out, it grows big. >> grows big. >> first of all, this is kind of fun. let's do this first. >> what is it? >> this is a new thing. dire
a little better but not a whole lot. >> diane swank is a chief economist. she joins us from chicago. diane let's talk about it. 7.8% unemployment rate. an improvement but we're not out of the wood yet. let's dealing with the real numbers. 1.1 million people unemployed in september. 40% of them have been unemployed for six months or more. as stephen just alluded to many jobs created are not of the quality you would like to see. what's your evaluation of where we are in our efforts to get our jobs back? >> i think the point that stephen made about the 600,000 is important because it's two-thirds of those jobs where people were looking for full time to extend on stephen's point and only got part time. some of that is seasonal hires. retailers are hiring sooner and earlier for the halloween which is the second largest spending holiday the ye. good. they got the jobs. it's not what they want. not the quality they want. when we look at the payroll survey you see that great divide that's emerging between domestic demand and consumer which is a little more confident. more so because they've seen h
. how can they create american jobs? on world news with diane sawyer on abc. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. >>> remember the lottery winner who sparked controversy when it was discovered she was on welfare. she was found dead. >> she continued to collect food stamps. friends found amanda clayton dead in her home. she only had $67,000 left. >>> if you can gets through this, you can get through everything. amy and jason wright's dream wedding turned into a nightmare after somebody stole $10,000 in gifts. the couple accidentally left the gifts o
.m. on wednesday night. diane and george. i'll be in denver with jake tapper and the entire political team here wednesday night. >>> we move on to washington and a memorable sight in church today at the cathedral of st. matthew the apostle. six supreme court justices attending the annual red mass held every year on the day before they begin their new term. the court is expected to grapple with several hot button issues this term include ing same-sex marriage, affirmative action and the voting rights act. this will be the first time the court will be in session since that dramatic ruling last june upholding president obama's health care law. >>> overseas now to afghanistan and a stark reminder tonight of the human cost of war. an attack at a checkpoint left two americans dead, one a serviceman. the 2,000th u.s. military death since the war began. abc's muhammad lila is in the region tonight for us. muhammad. >> reporter: david, some officials are describing this as a firefight between american troops and the very afghan soldiers they were working alongside. for reasons that aren't yet clear, it
you train for a debate night that could change everything. jake leads us off. jake? >> reporter: diane, top obama campaign officials have been poring over republican debate tapes, studying mitt romney. and according to one person familiar with the president's debate preparations, it has been exhausting work and the president is definitely out of practice, though, of course, the campaign has been trying to lower expectations. president obama has been practicing for wednesday's debate at the westin lake las vegas resort and spa, 17 miles from the las vegas strip. presidential debate veteran senator john kerry is participating in the mock debates, pretending to be a different patrician wealthy massachusetts pol, mitt romney. yesterday, in las vegas, the president tried to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. >> you are! >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: a new "washington post"/abc news poll shows the president enjoys advantages going into this debate. 66% say his policies have f
year. and as diane eastabrook reports, that could mean fewer jobs in an industry that has been a bright spot in the u.s. economy. >> reporter: last year, bison gear and engineering was firing on all cylinders. sales of gears and motors to restaurant, packaging and health care equipment companies were up 20%. business was so good, the company added 17 full-time jobs to the more than 200 it already had. then this spring, something happened. >> the air just kind of went out of the soufflÉ on our sales to our original equipment manufacturers. >> reporter: what's happening at bison gear appears to be happening at other manufacturers, as well. of the 900 firms recently surveyed by business consultant mcgladrey, 39% thought their businesses were thriving and growing versus 45% last year. there was also a slight up-tick in the percentage of companies who think business is declining. some of the increased pessimism is attributed to slow growth in europe and china. but mcgladrey's karen kurek says some of it is homegrown. she says about three quarters of the firms surveyed worry about the expira
told investors seed sales should jump. diane eastabrook has details. >> reporter: analysts say monsanto's fourth quarter earnings took a hit because farmers purchased the bulk of their corn and soybean seeds earlier this year. excluding special items, monsanto lost $.44 a share in the quarter that ended august 31, double what it lost in the same quarter last year, and bigger than analysts expected. but the company thinks t bad news ends there. monsanto forecast seed sales to increase just shy of 20% in the current fiscal year. analysts think that's a reachable target because international sales should be strong and u.s. farmers will be rebounding from last summer's drought. >> in terms of impact of the drought grains stocks are low so corn and soybeans and the other seeds that they sell are going to need to be planted in great quantities so that should also deliver growth. >> reporter: werneth thinks even if the economies here and abroad worsen next year, monsanto should still reap solid profits because in good times and bad, people and animals still have to eat. diane eastabrook, "n.b.
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